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A warm and challenging environment
Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL24 January 2019
A fantastic place to grow and develop strategy development and due diligence skills. Fast-paced, challenging, intellectually demanding -- you'll work hard and learn more than you expect.
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Love the staff, hate the management
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL8 August 2018
LEK offers terrific experience, but at a high cost. 18 hour days are extremely common, and retention is exceptionally low.The pay is reasonable, but you lose work/life balance for the sake of the role that you fill, and it is very common that small issues or simply bad luck in case allocation can derail your career progression. The review process is extremely ineffective, which creates longer term problems. Few associates last a full 2 years in the role.
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Experience
Cons
Hours
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nice job atmosphere
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  서울17 May 2018
Management does not seem to know how to run a company. As long as they keep customers though they stay in business, so the business will essentially not fail. Employees do not seem to get treated well and management has completely unreasonable expectations for employees when they have no knowledge of how certain things work.
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Good skill building
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA1 May 2018
Excellent opportunity for PhDs to gain business skills and learn about biotech / pharma industry. Poor place for overperformers given that promotions are almost entirely based on tenure. Limited flexibility to promote faster or tailor experience to individual's interests.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Long hours, poor control of individual direction / development
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Strong strategy consulting firm
Senior Strategy Associate (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA22 April 2018
Fast paced and challenging cases - long hours (~60-65 M-F is standard). Solid pay, smart people, and quite collegial. A lot of due diligence work and limited say in casework choice.
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Productive
Business Researcher/Contractor (Former Employee) –  London12 February 2018
The job was really interesting. Great teamwork, good management practice, exciting projects, great colleagues, benefits and salary. Office is located in Victoria
Pros
Great colleagues, exiting industries
Cons
Long hours
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Poor place for MBA
Consultant (Case Team Leader) (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CA24 January 2018
LEK model is intense. Associate heavy case team structure where MBAs are put into management Day 1. Very challenging if you don't come from a consulting background before since you need to get up to speed super quickly in order to direct associates on a daily basis.
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great for those that like long hours
Associate (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CA16 November 2017
no work life balance but you are able to learn a lot in a short amount of time. You are not expected to work weekends an mgmt is trying to have more work life balance with out by six policy which means one day every week you get off at six
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bagel weds
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3.0
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Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA8 November 2017
Very bright people. Tough culture. Projects can be extremely demanding in terms of hours needed to complete.
Benefits are market standard. High turnover as in all consulting.
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ok if you are on a consultant track
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NY23 October 2017
good for consultants or anyone on a consulting track. a bit heady and not the most fun place to work, but its ok. It varies quite a bit.
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3.0
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Good job if you like to travel
Junior Network Administrator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA1 June 2017
- Good benefits and co-workers were very friendly.
- Partners were all very nice.
- Can advance with this job.
- This job may have a bit of traveling (Boston, San Francisco, Chicago) maybe even international.
Cons
horrible commute into Boston, team lacked communication at times.
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Great place to work
Associate (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL19 April 2017
Great place to build core skills for consulting. Enjoy the work life balance and the capability of management to ensure proper development goals are being met of L.E.K. team
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Great company to start your career
Office Facilities Administrator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IL1 March 2017
L.E.K. is a fast paced, growing company. Over the course of a year, I was able to wear many hats, including collaboration with marketing, recruiting, IT, personal development and interaction helping upper management.
Pros
free food at least once a month, ability to grow
Cons
guidance from upper management is not always readily available
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4.0
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Professional organisation with dynamic individuals
CRM and Marketing Campaign Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Victoria31 January 2017
The organisation provides opportunities for learning and developing their staff. It was a great place to work offering flexibility. I would describe the culture as 'work hard - play hard'.

Every day was different with new learnings, from systems to dealing with different personalities.

Overall a very pleasant memorable experience.
Pros
Flexibility in hours and working from home
Cons
Commute
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Great workplace
Help Desk Administrator (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA28 November 2015
I learned a lot while working here from a great work/life balance to a various amount of skills to help me advance to other things.

While most of it was troubleshooting, I learned other things as project management, upgrade periods, other skills from courses that they provided, etc.

The people was fantastic and understanding when it came to growth or personal struggles as well.
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Great projects and experience
Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CA16 September 2015
Typical of management consulting, the hours are long, but projects are interesting. The people that you work with are very smart, motivated and you can learn a lot from them.
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Great place to work; tough working hours
Consultant - Strategy and commercial due diligence (Current Employee) –  Boston, MA1 April 2015
Good training and learning opportunities, but a tough place to work - Management are trying to improve the working experience, but natural limitations due to the due diligence focus we have

Expect this to improve over time as the firm really pushes longer-term strategy activation work

Overall, a great firm though and glad I've worked there
Pros
Learning opportunities, great co-workers
Cons
Work life balance
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Intense working environment that will accelerate your career
4th Year Engagement Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, IL27 August 2012
L.E.K. is characterized as having great people and interesting projects, that will help you develop into an expert in growth strategy.

The work/life balance leaves something to be desired, and is the single biggest reason why people leave L.E.K.
Pros
great people, growth strategy focus
Cons
long hours, limited beach time
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